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How to achieve the look I want?

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by BrendaC, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. BrendaC

    BrendaC

    Sep 24, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    I want to shoot with the sun behind my subject but maybe spilling a bit around the head. I want to maintain the details in the sky, blue and puffy white clouds but have the subject properly exposed. I want to shoot from a low perspective. So....I want to expose for the sky and use fill flash for my subject, right? Should I use the flash on camera or off? Do Whick setting would be the best for the flash? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. If you expose for the sky, or even underexpose it by a stop, and use on camera flash to add fill, you should get what you want. Just play with your flash exposure compensation so it doesn't make the subject too bright. Just work in manual, and keep your shutter speed below the camera flash sync speed unless you have a flash that can use high speed sync.
     
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